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July 12, 2019

114 honored on Spring 2019 Dean’s and Honors List

Kenneth Kujawa and Malone Hiebert make the walk across campus this winter. Hiebert and Kujawa are both Spring 2019 Dean’s List students.

Finlandia University is proud to announce its Spring 2019 semester Dean’s and Honors List Students. In total 114 students earned honors, including 68 who earned Dean’s List honors for having a Grade Point Average of 3.75 or above.

To be eligible for either list students must have completed 12 or more credits and had no grade below a [...]

May 5, 2019

Finlandia celebrates class of 2019

The most magical moment of the year took place at Finlandia University Sunday afternoon as the Class of 2019 was recognized during the annual commencement ceremony at 1:30 p.m. at the Paavo Nurmi Center. At the ceremony 85 students were conferred degrees, while they heard from Student Representative and Marketing Major Haley Makela, and Commencement Speaker Bishop Katherine A. Finegan.

 

Bishop Finegan, bishop of the Northern Great Lakes Synod of the ELCA, spoke to the students about the importance of their [...]

Haley Makela and Monica Freeman for Finlandia Fridays
May 3, 2019

She Shoots, She Scores with Student Representative Haley Makela

It’s graduation season at FinnU! Student representative, Haley Makela stopped by Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about her experiences as an active member on campus. Featuring guest host Monica Freeman, the two soon-to-be-graduates discussed their excitement to graduate. “I’m very thankful to be done,” remarked Makela, “it’s been a long four years.”

“It’s a great honor to be selected as the student representative. It’s something I have strived for since my freshman year,” said Makela.

A local from Atlantic [...]

April 22, 2019

Finlandia University Graduation ceremony to be May 5, 2019

Finlandia University baccalaureate and commencement activities for the class of 2019 are scheduled for Sunday, May 5, on the university’s campus in Hancock.

Exercises for Graduation Day 2019 will begin Sunday morning at 10 a.m. with the Baccalaureate Worship Service at the Chapel of St. Matthew, and conclude with the Commencement Exercises at 1:30 p.m. at Paavo Nurmi Center.

Finlandia University, founded in 1896 as Suomi College, recognized its first group of graduates in 1904 with 12 students earning diplomas. [...]

April 17, 2019

PHOTOS: 2019 Honors and Awards Banquet

Congratulations to all of the students who were recognized during the 2019 Honors and Awards Banquet on Friday, April 12 at the Finnish American Heritage Center. Below is a list of winners. You can see a full album of photos on the Finlandia University Facebook page.

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David Lauren Jokela Scholarship Lisa Keskimaki Daria Saari Philip and Loret Ruppe Caroline “Blue” Kenwood Seth Dahl Kenneth and Lois Seaton Scholarship Kendra Schmitt Mindy Aho Sampo Society Monica Freeman Alexis Rowe  Daniel Spencer Haley Makela Alex Rezansoff Jessica Shields Sisu [...]

March 29, 2019

Haley Makela Named 2019 Student Representative for Finlandia University

Finlandia University’s 2019 graduating class will hear from marketing major Haley Makela during this year’s commencement ceremony as the local student was selected as Student Representative. Makela has succeeded in and out of the classroom, all while being a dual-sport athlete in basketball and soccer.

“As a freshman I was always working to be the Student Representative,” she recalled, thinking back to her first days on campus. “It was a goal for myself [...]

March 22, 2019

Twelve initiated into first-year honors society

New Alpha Lambda Delta members were joined by returning students for a group photo following the ceremony.

Student success in the classroom was celebrated Thursday night as 12 freshmen were initiated into the Finlandia University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, a national honor society for first-year success.

“It helps students to recognize the importance of doing well as a student,” Co-advisor Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen told WLUC-TV6. “The other part is that it creates yet another kind [...]

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March 13, 2019

Six Tips for Crushing it on LinkedIn by Lion Around Podcast

Monica Freeman and Gina Geliche are back this week with a new episode of Lion Around. Recording on the Finlandia Fridays set, the co-hosts are joined by Haley Makela and Samantha Richards. Makela, a senior marketing major from Atlantic Mine, was featured on the “What Does Your Major Do” episode earlier this semester. Richards is a senior accounting major from Dollar Bay. Geliche, Freeman and Makela will all graduate in the spring, [...]

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February 4, 2019

Lion Around Asks “What Does Your Major Do?”

Hosts Gina Geliche and Monica Freeman are asking the serious questions in this week’s episode of Lion Around. Recorded in Maki Library, Geliche and Freeman collected a few guests to see what they think various majors do in their school work. This episode is brought to you by the person who referred to art school as “crayon college.” Geliche stated that she has heard the term before and that people tend to assume that art majors color all day [...]

May 17, 2017

Introducing the 2017-18 FinnU Student Senate

Members of the 2017-18 Student Senate at Finlandia University. They are, from left, President Charles Patch, Vice President Kaylor Holmstrom, Activities Officer Haley Makela, Campus/Community Rep DJ Skinner and Graphic Design Artist Abigail Tembreull. Not pictured is Secretary/Treasurer Nicholas Tobey.

As another academic year ends, a new group of leaders has emerged for Finlandia University’s Student Senate, including four new senators and two returners.

“Next year’s student senate brings a nice mix of experience and new vision,” said